On the day Bakari Henderson’s family laid his body to rest, authorities in Greece denied bail to the ninth — and last — arrested suspect in the killing of the 22-year-old from Austin.
Investigators also identified him as the man who appears in surveillance video to throw Henderson into a parked car.
With the ruling on Saturday, seven of the suspects in Henderson’s death now await trial in a Greek prison. Two others were freed on bail, set at $5,700 a person. Eight of the nine suspects have ties to Serbia.
Henderson was killed in a 3 a.m. bar brawl on the Greek island of Zakynthos that spilled onto the street outside.
What triggered the brawl remains unclear — various reports have pinned it on a dispute over a selfie, over a waitress, or simply putting two beers down on the wrong table — but security footage captured its deadly conclusion.
The tape shows one man tackling Henderson as he attempted to run away and then throwing his body into a parked car.
Several men in the trailing group proceed to beat Henderson, leaving him fatally injured, while others attempted to stop the assault. The beating outside lasted for less than a minute, Greek police said.
All nine men arrested have been charged with intentional homicide, which is potentially punishable by life in prison.
It remains unclear when any criminal trial might begin. Under Greek law, suspects can be held for up to 18 months while awaiting trial.
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